Meet the 2015-16 Milken Educator Award WinnersPhoto 29 of 37
Kendra Borden (RI '15) │English teacher, Samuel Slater Junior High │Pawtucket, RI
Date of Award: Octover 14, 2015
Kendra Borden, who spent 14 years in the insurance business before becoming a teacher, believes that “those doing the talking are doing the learning" and uses innovative techniques like the Socratic seminar, jigsaw and graphic organizers to encourage dialogue among her students.Students often move around Borden's class freely as they work on assignments; it's not unusual to find kids standing at, or even on top of, their desks.
Above, Kendra Borden (RI '15) walks down the hall at Samuel Slater Junior High after her surprise Milken Award notification with Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, as students shout their congratulations.
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